Timberland / Vice President, Global Footwear Design and Development
Chris McGrath joined Timberland in 2019 as Vice President, Global Footwear Design and Advanced Concepts. He leads a talented team of designers, working in close partnership with global merchandising and product development teams to bring products to the marketplace that further Timberland’s commitment to responsible innovation and reinterpret the brand’s rich outdoor heritage for today’s generation.
Chris collaborates daily with Timberland’s accessories and apparel design teams, as well as Global Creative Director Christopher Raeburn, to ensure a holistic design approach and deliver products that are innovative and aspirational — creating an emotional connection with consumers while achieving sustainable business results.
Prior to joining Timberland, Chris garnered a wealth of design experience with diverse brands including Musto, Puma, Clarks, Nike, Speedo and McLaren Formula 1. He was also Head of Design for Pentland Brands based in the United Kingdom. Chris holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Product Design from Pontypridd Art College and a Master of Design degree in Consumer Product Design from Coventry University.